The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition

The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition

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This concise guide for teaching college composition was written especially for writing teachers who are graduate teaching assistants or those whose academic preparation is in a discipline other than rhetoric and composition. Completely research based and generously documented, this practical guide boils down the most important composition theory and pedagogy into 17 brief, practical chapters that will edify those who are new to the discipline and serve as a refresher to those who are more experienced.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 210.82 x 269.24 x 5.08mm | 294.83g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 013233755X
  • 9780132337557

Table of contents

Preface v

Chapter One The Nature of the Writing Process 1

Chapter Two The Goals of a First-Year Writing Program 7

Chapter Three Designing the Course Syllabus 15

Chapter Four Selecting Effective Textbooks 21

Chapter Five Accommodating Student Learning Styles 25

Chapter Six Why Assign Reading in a Writing Class? 31

Chapter Seven Effective Writing Assignments 37

Chapter Eight Teaching Research Methods and Invention Strategies 43

Chapter Nine How to Prevent Plagiarism 49

Chapter Ten Teaching Students How to Revise Their Writing: The "4S" Method 55

Chapter Eleven Teaching Students How to Edit Their Writing 61

Chapter Twelve Two Cheers for Peer Response 67

Chapter Thirteen Helping Students Cultivate an Effective Writing Style 73

Chapter Fourteen Sharing Scoring Guides 81

Chapter Fifteen Grading as a Teaching Strategy 89

Chapter Sixteen Computers and the Teaching of Writing 99

Chapter Seventeen Writing Across the Curriculum 107

Works Consulted 113
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